wow, really? Shocking that so many seem to have bought into this space vehicle for Bullock, based in science so flawed it is cringeworthy. Bor-ing. The weird thing is, I watched this in a private screening with 30 people, and all 30 thought this was just bad. Is Rotten Tomatoes pulling a Yelp, and only showing some reviews?
Chris Hemsworth always provides the best eye candy, and you get to see more of him in this movie than ever before. :) On top of that though, both Hemsworth and Bruhl bring really good acting performances to characters that are a bit stripped down to charicatures of the real men, intentionally done (I suspect) so as not to distract from the basic tension between talent and discipline, physical performance and intellect, as tactics to win a winner-take-all, life or death game.
If you like Beavis and Butthead, you'll love Riddick. The script is so poor, it's actually laughable. Very "base" humor. Flat characters. One theatre-goer's comments as the credits scrolled was "that was SO bad!." My sentiments exactly.